Archive for the ‘Lions’ Category

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A Fierce Roaring Lion Seen Guarding the Entrance of The Bird Store and More on Cedar Street in Sturbridge, MA

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A Shallow Relief Sculpture of a Winged Lion (Symbolizing Saint Mark) Found on the Facade of Trinity Church at Copley Square in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 14, 2018)

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A Pair of Snarling Lions From a Pride That Appears to Patrol Earl Street in Southbridge, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 26, 2016)

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A Pair of Silver Lions Keeping Sentry Atop the Brick Wall That Surrounds the Courtyard of the Chua Linh Son Buddhist Temple on Ruthven Avenue in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 15, 2017)

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This Fantastical Creature Seen in the Window of the ShropShire Shop on Main in Shrewsbury, MA Seems to Be a Hybrid of a Bison, a Lizard, and a Lion (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 10, 2015)

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A Tiny Lion Keeps a Careful Watch From Atop a Tombstone at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 16, 2016)

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The Imposing Figure of Saint Luke Gazes Down From Above the Copley Square Entrance of Trinity Church in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 20, 2015)

Kilby Street Foo Dog
One Way to Distinguish the Gender of an Imperial Guardian Lion (Also Known as a Foo Dog) is the Male (Such as This One Found on Kilby Street in Worcester, MA) Will Usually Have His Right Front Foot Resting on a Sphere or Ball, While His Female Counterpart Will Have Her Left Paw Gently Restraining A Struggling Cub Lying on Its Back (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 25, 2014)

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An Angel, a Lion, and a Little Lamb Gather in Front of a Gravestone at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on April 30, 2017)


Although They Are Easy to Miss, a Series of Small Lion Heads Carved From Stone Can Be Seen on the Cornice That Runs Along the Top of the Worcester Art Museum’s Exterior (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 30, 2017)